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When you consider the wines of Alsace, it's probably fine fragrant whites that come to mind. That's understandable. The Alsace winegrower has six white

Cheese has been described, in Clifton Fadiman's memorable phrase, as "milk's great leap toward immortality." It's a perfect definition. After all, cheese is simply

When I first visited the Negev Desert in southern Israel as a child, I expected to see what I had imagined a desert should

In November we made not quite 30 gallons of pretty good olive oil, a record for our small orchard of 150 trees, almost all

Lodi has long been a place for big red wines, a fertile winegrower's paradise 100 miles east of San Francisco that produces lots of

1. When the bottle comes to the table, it's like the arrival of a very beautiful woman who is a little late, but not